Who can get vaccinated?
In December 2020, the FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations to Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna for emergency use of vaccines for the prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019. The Pfizer-BioNTech EUA covers individuals age 16 years and older; the Moderna EUA covers individuals 18 years and older. Other vaccines are under review at this time, but right now, there is a limited supply and distribution recommendations have been put in place.
As you might expect, our heroes on the front line - those who work in our hospitals that treat COVID-19 patients - will be the first to be innoculated. Simultaneously, the Macomb County Health Department will be administering the vaccine to our first responders, and other providers will be administering vaccines to residents and staff of Long Term Care (LTC) facilities.
According to CDC and MDHHS guidelines, the roll out of vaccines will follow these phases:
- Phase 1A includes paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home, as well as residents of long-term care facilities.
- Phase 1B includes frontline essential workers and individuals 75 years of age and older.
- Phase 1C includes other essential workers, persons 65 to 74 years of age, and individuals 16 to 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions.
- Phase 2 is a mass vaccination campaign for all persons age 16 years or older.
It is important to note that vaccination in one phase may not be complete before vaccination in another phase begins. Vaccination in these phases will likely overlap.
Please also note: This continues to be a fluid process, but the MDHHS hopes to have vaccines for the general public in 2021, possibly by late spring. Please be patient and stay tuned to this page for updates.
Currently, the Macomb County Health Department is Providing COVID-19 Vaccinations to:
- Paramedics and EMS workers
- Home health and hospice workers
- Other health care workers with direct or indirect contact with patients
- Resident over the age of 65
- School employees
- Law enforcement and correctional officers
- Workers in child care institutions, adult/child protective services and homeless shelters
- All municipal employees
Only individuals in these designated groups are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at this time.
To make an appointment, call 586-463-8777, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Vaccination appointments are available Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Vaccines are being administered at:
The Verkuilen Building
21885 Dunham Road
Clinton Township, MI 48036
For efficiency purposes, everyone is asked to bring a completed COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Form to their appointment.
Due to the limited eligibility for vaccination at this time, individuals will be REQUIRED to provide proof of occupation when they arrive at the vaccination site to verify they are a healthcare worker, i.e., employee badge or ID, professional license, or pay stub.
Additional information regarding the vaccine can be found here.
Important Note: Vaccines for the general public are not yet available. Unless you are an individual in one of the specific groups identified above, you cannot get vaccinated at this time. Please be patient and check back regularly for updated information.